Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Gemunu at Yala Ruhunu National Park

♂ Gemunu



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* 1991 wild
Birth place: in Yala Ruhunu National Park
Present / last location:Yala Ruhunu National Park, in Sri Lanka

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Yala Ruhunu National Park

Document updated2020-09-20
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Gemunu is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Yala Ruhunu National Park, in Sri Lanka.

Gemunu arrived Yala Ruhunu National Park unknown date,

In Yala Ruhunu National Park, Gemunu lives together with 11 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Biso-Menike
  2. ,
  3. Gamunu (wild)
  4. ,
  5. Perakum (wild)
  6. ,
  7. Sakunthala
  8. ,
  9. Sando (wild)
  10. ,
  11. Sapumali
  12. ,
  13. Sudu (white) born 1993
  14. ,
  15. Thaga
  16. ,
  17. Uma
  18. ,
  19. Valli
  20. ,
  21. Wanamali
  22. , and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database (see detailed list).


Gemunu was born wild 1991 at Yala Ruhunu National Park.

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2013-08-17: On the evening of August 17 (Saturday) news began to filter in that Gemunu, the iconic and infamous elephant of Yala National Park had been shot by someone, and was injured. (Source

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gemunu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Yala Ruhunu National Park in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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